Thursday, April 16, 2009

What I Did on My Easter Vacation...

Photo-heavy post...ye be warned...

Easter in Florida...there are worse things, lemme tell ya!

So...we went to the beach...

...this is as much sun-bathing as my hubby does, but at least he wasn't twitching. Much. ;) (He's just not a beach guy.)

We went out to eat (a lot) and had really good seafood...here's my mom and me...

...for the record, we are freezing our collective arses off in this picture! We were out on the deck of the restaurant, and it was freakin' windy, and we were in the shade! But, good fish and a few rum and cokes and you're willing to put up with a little hypothermia!

We went and walked beneath the pier at Fort Clinch, always a lovely time, and managed to get a reasonable family picture that will serve as proof that we actually took a family vacation that included all four of us...


Fort Clinch is an excellent place to find really nice shells. I happened upon a lovely conch shell and went to pick it up, only to have it try to pick back at me...

Ooops! So sorry! Didn't know you were in there!

Scared the bejeebers out of me! (I put him back!)

And of course, there was knitting. On the way down, I finished this afghan square for the swap I'm in (just two more squares to make! I did start the next one, but no picture of that yet)...I am so loving the mitred square. It is awesome!


I also got over half of this pencil pouch done on the way down, and I finished it on the ride home...

It's a WendyKnits pattern that I knit for the April Spring Fling KAL (the pouches are being donated to HELPSudan).

Took along some Regia bamboo that has been in my stash for some time and started a new sock, totally winging the pattern, which admittedly doesn't show up that well in the colored yarn, but I think it will look cool on a solid or semi-solid sock at some point. Still, gives it some nice texture, as the bamboo yarn is really very smooth and soft.

Most excitedly, I finished up my Lemongrass bolero...


I'm sooooo happy with how it turned out!The Aurucania Pomaire was a great yarn for it, and it will make a nice little spring-into-summer sweater. Here's how it looks closed with a shawl pin...


Lastly, on Easter evening, after dinner, we walked the beach for a while. The girlie was being silly, jumping over the waves, and I was trying to capture her in mid-air. And then THIS happened...


Whoops!!! Salt water + electronic devices = not good. :( On the up side, I was impressed that it took exactly one year for either of my kids to destroy their phones. (They got them for Easter last year.)

2 comments:

pdxknitterati said...

Looks like a great time! My DH isn't a beach person, either. Oh, well, we love them anyway.

Your bolero is cute!

cheryl said...

Glad you made it home safe! looks like a good time was had. Love the pencil holder and the bolero.

p.s. sorry I'm behind in answering emails, but I wanted to say Kudo's to you for home schooling!!! I'm always impressed by parents who do the extra work to insure their kids get the best education they can.